With the decline in tobacco in North Carolina, grape growing and wine-making has increased significantly. North Carolina wineries, and their three grape growing regions and two AVAs, Yadkin and Swan Valleys, focus on a wide array of grapes to include labrusca, vinifera and French-American hybrids. North Carolina wineries and vineyards are located at a wide range of elevations; from 6000 feet in the western part of the state to sea level in the east, with an accompanying increase in average temperature. North Carolina is the birthplace of the scuppernong grape, and is home to one of the most visited wineries in the U.S., Biltmore Estates. Dozens of wineries are located within an hours drive of Raleigh and Charlotte. Scroll down for a comprehensive list of North Carolina wineries and click “map view” to access the advanced winery search. Whether you would like to visit a winery that provides beautiful vineyard lodging, has food available to complement its wines, or hosts vineyard weddings, we make it easy to find the best wine tasting and touring destinations in North Carolina wine country.